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Fundamentals for Startups Friday: A Close-up View of Venture Capital in the PNW & the US

November 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

When: Friday, Nov 1, 12pm – 1pm

CoMotion Labs @ Fluke Hall (4000 Mason Road, Seattle WA)

For over a decade PitchBook has been the leading provider of research on private equity, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions. In this talk, Cindy Zu, Senior Business Development Executive, PitchBook, will provide an overview of the current state of venture capital in the U.S., then zoom into the Pacific Northwest to help us understanding where Seattle sits among the past few years of recent investment activity. Cindy’s perspective also includes extensive knowledge from consulting and coaching startups to maximize their potential in an environment where VC funding can be unpredictable.

Current state of Venture Capital in United States
Investment activity within the Pacific Northwest
Several Seattle case studies of startup funding
Alternative forms of startup funding

Fundamentals for Startups is a weekly one-hour lecture series featuring notable experts who share startup-related information, experience, and insights with our entrepreneurial community. From raising capital to scaling to exit strategies, these seasoned guest speakers deliver valuable content designed to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. Lectures are typically 30-40 mins, followed by open Q&A.

Each lecture is filmed, live streamed and archived on CoMotion’s Startup Training Videos page.

Light refreshments will be served. These lectures are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with the UW or a startup to join. We hope to see you there!

Who: Cindy Zu is a global financial executive, startup investor, and passionate advocate for more women on private and public boards. She began her career at J.P. Morgan in Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York, and Seattle in various roles within the Corporate Investment Bank and Asset Management. In 2016, she led the strategy for an AI fintech company and negotiated licensing deals with major hedge funds internationally. Currently, Cindy is a Senior Business Development Executive at PitchBook Data, a global SaaS company that delivers data, research, and technology covering the private capital markets, including venture capital, private equity, and M&A transactions. Cindy Zu on LinkedIn.

Register: http://comotion.uw.edu/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D134366141
Cost: Free
Phone: 2062218455
Email: cmlabs@uw.edu